Joanne Martin

Professor Emerita, Organizational Behavior
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Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Joanne Martin is best known for her research on organizational culture. More recently her work has shifted to the study of gender in organizations. Recent projects focus on large-scale, cross-institutional efforts to improve gender equity, here and abroad; the process by which gender is socially constructed in organizational settings; and the subtle and often unintended ways organizational cultures place women at a disadvantage.


Joanne Martin is the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior, Emerita, and, by courtesy, Sociology at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Martin received a PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard in 1977 and honorary doctorates from Copenhagen Business School in 2001 and the Vrej University in Amsterdam in 2005.

In addition to her work at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, Professor Martin has been elected to serve on: the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management; the Stanford University Advisory Board (reviewing all tenure appointments) at Stanford; the Board of Directors of C.P.P., Inc.; and the International Advisory Board of the International Center for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy, and Change, for the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, London, and McGill.

Martin has received numerous awards, including the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Award from the American Psychological Association in 1988 (for a paper with Thomas Pettigrew on barriers to inclusion for African-Americans); the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management in 2000, the Centennial Medal from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, for research-based contributions to society, in 2002; and the Distinguished Scholar Career Achievement Award from the National Academy of Management, Organization, and Management Theory Division in 2005.

Academic Degrees

  • Honorary Doctorate, Social Anthropology, Vreje University, Amsterdam, 2005
  • Honorary Doctorate, Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, 2001
  • PhD, Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1977
  • BA, Smith College, 1968

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1977
  • Trust Faculty Fellow, Stanford GSB, 2005-2006
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2004–2005
  • Visiting Scholar, Copenhagen Business School, Spring 2004 and Spring 1998
  • Trust Faculty Fellow and James and Doris McNamara Faculty Fellow, Stanford GSB, 1990-1991
  • Ruffin Fellow of Business Ethics, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, 1990
  • Visiting Scholar, Australian Graduate School of Management and Department of Psychology, Sydney University, 1989-1990

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Scholar Career Achievement Award, Academy of Management, 2005
  • JMI Distinguished Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management, 2003
  • Centennial Medal, Harvard Business School, 2002
  • Distinguished Educator Award, Academy of Management, 2000
  • Winner (with Thomas Pettigrew), Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize for Research, American Psychological Association, 1988
  • Promising Young Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management, 1982
  • Dissertation Award from American Psychological Association, Division 14, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1978
  • Lena Lake Forrest Research Fellowship from Business and Professional Women's Foundation, 1977
  • Sigma Xi Dissertation Award, The Scientific Research Society,1976


Journal Articles

Joanne Martin. Journal of Management Inquiry. 2000, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Pages 207-216.
Joanne Martin, Kathleen Knopoff, Christine Beckman. Administrative Science Quarterly. 1998, Vol. 43, Issue 2, Pages 429-469.
Joanne Martin. Organizational Science. 1995, Vol. 6, Pages 230-232.
Joanne Martin, Joseph W. Harder. Social Justice Research. September 1994, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Pages 241-264.
Joanne Martin, C. Siehl. Organizational Dynamics. January 1990, Vol. 12, Issue 2, Pages 52-64.
Joanne Martin. Organization Science. 1990, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Pages 339-359.
Joanne Martin, Maureen Scully, Barbara Levitt. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 1990, Vol. 59, Issue 2, Pages 281-290.
Joanne Martin. Contemporary Psychology (book review). 1990, Vol. 35, Pages 231-232.
Debra Meyerson, Joanne Martin. Journal of Management Studies. November 1987, Vol. 24, Issue 6, Pages 623-647.
Joanne Martin, Barbara Levitt, Maureen Scully. Social Science. 1987, Vol. 72, Pages 74-80.
Joanne Martin, Thomas F. Pettigrew. Journal of Social Issues. 1987, Vol. 43, Issue 1, Pages 41-78.
Joanne Martin, Thomas F. Pettigrew. Journal of Social Issues. 1987, Vol. 43, Pages 145-156.
Joanne Martin, Philip Brickman, Alan Murray. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. September 1984, Vol. 20, Issue 5, Pages 484-496.
Joanne Martin, Martha S. Feldman, Mary Jo Hatch, Sim B. Sitkin. Administrative Science Quarterly. September 1983, Vol. 28, Issue 3, Pages 438-453.
Joanne Martin. The Journal of Human Resources. 1982, Vol. 17, Issue 1, Pages 110-122.
Joanne Martin. American Behavioral Scientist. December 1981, Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pages 131-151.
Joseph E. McGrath, Joanne Martin, Richard A. Kulka. American Behavioral Scientist. December 1981, Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pages 211-224.


Joanne Martin Sage Publications, 2002.
Joanne Martin Oxford University Press, 1992.
Peter J. Frost, Larry F. Moore, Meryl R. Louis, Craig C. Lundberg, Joanne Martin SAGE Publications, August 7, 1991.
P. Frost, L. Moore, M. Louis, C. Lundberg, Joanne Martin Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, 1985.
Joseph E. McGrath, Joanne Martin, Richard A. Kulka Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, October 1, 1982.

Book Chapters

Joanne Martin, D. Meyerson. The Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organisation . SAGE Publications, 2008, Pages 552-554.
Joanne Martin. The Handbook of Organizational Studies, 2nd Edition. Sage Publications, 2006.
Joanne Martin, Peter J. Frost, Olivia A. O'neill.... The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, 2006.
Joanne Martin. The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior, 2nd edition. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell Ltd., 2005, Pages 272-278.
Joanne Martin. Classics of Organization Theory, 6th Edition. Cengage Learning, 2005.
Joanne Martin. Studying Management Critically. London: SAGE Publications, 2003, Pages 66-91.
Joanne Martin. The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory. London: Oxford University Press, 2003, Pages 392-419.
Joanne Martin. Renewing Research Practice. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003, Pages 29-53.
Joanne Martin, S.E. Taylor. The Compleat Academic. Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press, 2003, Pages 363-392.
Joanne Martin. Emotions in Organizations. SAGE Publications, 2000, Pages 115-139.
Joanne Martin, D. Meyerson. Power and Influence in Organizations. SAGE Publications, 1998, Pages 311-348.
Joanne Martin, kathleen Knopoff. Ruffin Lecture Series (Volume III): Business Ethics and Women’s Studies. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1997, Pages 30-49.
Joanne Martin, Peter Frost. Handbook of Organizational Studies. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, 1996, Pages 598-621.
Roderick M. Kramer, Joanne Martin. Rhythms of Academic Life. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1996, Pages 165-180.
Joanne Martin. The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1995, Pages 376-382.
Joanne Martin. Social Psychology in Organizations: Advances in Theory and Research. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993, Pages 296-321.
Joanne Martin. Doing Exemplary Research. New York: SAGE Publications, 1992, Pages 233-239.
Joanne Martin. Reframing Organizational Culture. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, 1991, Pages 352-355.
Joanne Martin. Theory and Philosophy of Organizations. London, England: Routledge, 1990, Pages 30-43.
Joanne Martin, C. Siehl. Organizational Climate and Culture. San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990, Pages 241-281.
Joanne Martin, C. Siehl. Inside Organizations: Understanding the Human Dimension. New York: SAGE Publications, 1988, Pages 79-104.
Joanne Martin. Managing Ambiguity and Change. New York: Wiley, 1988, Pages 93-125.
Joanne Martin, Debra Meyerson. Proceedings: International Conference on Organization Symbolism and Corporate Culture: Cultural Engineering -- The Evidence For And Against. Montreal: ICOS, 1986.
Joanne Martin, Shelley E. Taylor. TheThe Compleat Academic: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist. New York: Random House, 1986, Pages 23-60.
Joanne Martin. Relative Deprivation and Social Comparison: The Ontario Symposium, Vol. 4. Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Assoc., 1986, Pages 217-242.
Joanne Martin. Justice in Social Relations. New York: Plenum, 1986, Pages 317-335.
Joanne Martin, S. Sitkin, M. Boehm. Organizational Culture. New York: SAGE , 1985, Pages 99-124.
Joanne Martin, Alan Murray. The Sense of Injustice: Social Psychological Perspectives. New York: Plenum, 1984, Pages 95-139.
Joanne Martin, C. Siehl. Leaders and Managers: International Perspectives on Managerial Behavior and Leadership, Vol. 7. Elmsford, New York: Pergamon Press, 1984, Pages 227-239.
Joanne Martin. Theories of Equity: Psychological and Sociological Perspectives. New York: Praeger, 1983, Pages 169-205.
Joanne Martin, M. Powers. Psychological Foundations of Organizational Behavior, 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1983, Pages 162-168.
Joanne Martin, M. Powers. Organizational Symbolism. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1983, Pages 93-107.
Joanne Martin, Gregory B. Northcraft. Sex-Role Stereotyping and Affirmative Action Policy. Los Angeles, CA: Institute for Industrial Relations, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982, Pages 81-130.
Joanne Martin. Cognitive Social Psychology. New York: Elseview-North Holland Inc., 1982, Pages 255-305.
Joanne Martin, L.L Cummings, B.M. Staw. Research in Organizational Behavior. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1981, Pages 53-107.

Working Papers

Organizational Culture: Beyond Struggles for Intellectual Dominance | PDF
Joanne Martin, Peter J. Frost, Olivia A. O’Neill, August 2004
Organizational Culture | PDF
Joanne Martin2004
The Academic Marathon: Managing the Academic Career | PDF
Shelley Taylor, Joanne Martin, February 2002
Enacting Share Values - Myth or Reality?: A Context-Specific Value Audit
Joanne Martin, Christine Beckman, Steven Su1997
Externally Espoused Values and the Legitimation of Financial Performance | PDF
Joanne Martin, Caren Siehl, Cathy Anterasian, May 1988
The Present-Minded Professor: Controlling One's Career | PDF
Shelley Taylor, Joanne Martin1985
Riding the Wave: The Culture Creation Process | PDF
Joanne Martin, Sim Sitkin, Michael Boehm, March 1984
When Injustice Is Irrelevant: Relative Deprivation and Collective Action | PDF
Joanne Martin, Philip Brickman, Alan Murray, December 1983
Psychological and Sociological Barriers to Collective Action in Organizations | PDF
Joanne Martin, Philip Brickman, Alan Murray, July 1983
The Uniqueness Paradox in Organizational Stories | PDF
Joanne Martin, Martha Feldman, Mary Jo Hatch, Sim Sitkin1983
Organizational Legends | PDF
Alan L. Wilkins, Joanne Martin1980
The Development of Knowledge Structures | PDF
Joanne Martin, Wendy Harrod, Caren Siehl1980

Stanford Case Studies

Executive Women at Link.Com | OB33
Joanne Martin, Debra Meyerson1996

Service to the Profession

Board Membership

  • Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, 2000-2003

Advisory Board

  • International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy, and Change, Universities, 2000-present
  • International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, 1998-present

Editorial Board

  • Gender, Work and Organization, 1998-present

Board of Directors

  • Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. (Member, audit committee; compensation and evaluation committee, 1993-2003

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